Apple Walnut Salad Recipe
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Apple Walnut Salad Recipe

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The pumpkin seeds and homemade dressing make this salad so special—and healthy, too. Add leftover turkey and you’ve got a main-dish salad. —Bjorg Martin, Noblesville, Indiana
Recommended: 30 Fall Harvest Salads
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive or flaxseed oil
  • 8 cups torn romaine
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 6 slices sweet onion, quartered
  • 1 cup cubed Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 227 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the honey, vinegar and oil; set aside. Just before serving, place romaine and spinach in a large bowl; drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with toppings. Yield: 12 servings (2/3 cup dressing).
Originally published as Apple Walnut Salad in Taste of Home December/January 2013, p47

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Catamounts11 User ID: 6993590 192621
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"I served this at a family Christmas gathering for 14 people. Everyone loved it and I had to give the dressing recipe to several people. I could not find the pumpkin seeds and it was still really good. I would love to put those in next time."

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